Feds could save $4.5 bln a year by switching to VOIP

If government agencies at all levels started making voice calls over the Internet by using voice-over-IP technology, they could save around $4.5 bln a year, according to a research report being issued next week by the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution. nstitution researchers studied phone use and phone systems at more than 300 federal, state, and local agencies and concluded those agencies could save between 25% and 60% by switching to VoIP.